What is Adaptive Recreation?
Adaptive recreation refers to recreation programs that are specially modified or specifically inclusive of adults or children with disabilities. Sometimes it is called “inclusive” or “accessible” recreation. Essentially, adaptive recreation utilizes activity modifications and/or assistive technology to make activities available to all.
Pasadena offers world-class Adaptive Recreation programs for adults and children. It should be noted that persons with physical disabilities or mobility issues are also invited to attend non-adaptive recreation classes as well.
Adaptive Recreation Programs offered include an Adult Program, Move a Child Higher (MACH 1), Interact Teen Program, Pasadena Special Olympics, and Cooperative Program. Volunteer support is welcome for all programs and committees.
Here is a sampling from the City of Pasadena recreation guidebook of adult recent offerings:
Pioneers Group ($30.00 for a ten week session)
Victory Park (2575 Paloma St. Pasadena) Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This program offers adults (ages 18+) with learning disabilities the opportunities to plan and implement various recreational projects, trips, and activities for themselves.
Instructor: Jackie Scott
**Pending Facility Approval
Pre-Registration is required/contact Jackie Scott. Recreational outings and other special activities are included for participants. Special fees or donations may be requested in addition to the registration fees.
Art Program – ($20.00 for a ten week session)
Victory Park, 2575 Paloma Street, Pasadena. Program is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
This program provides art programs for all adults, with and without disabilities. Instructors include an art specialist and a contract staff assistant, funded by the City of Pasadena/Human Services and Recreation Department. Participants will explore their artistic skills through drawing and writing. Materials and supplies are included in the fee. PRE- REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM AND INTERESTED PERSONS SHOULD CALL JACKIE SCOTT, (626) 744-7257.
Interact Program ($25.00 for a ten week session)
This program is from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays at Victory Park.
The group offers an opportunity for adults with disabilities to plan recreational activities/outings for themselves each week. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM AND INTERESTED PERSONS SHOULD CALL JACKIE SCOTT AT (626) 744-7257.
Cooperative Dances/ Special Events with Ability First
In cooperation with the City of Pasadena/Human Services and Recreation’s Adaptive Recreation program, Ability First (formerly Crippled Children’s Society) are providing a series of Friday Night Socials . Participants are REQUIRED to join Pioneer or Interact program or interested persons need to pre-register by calling Jackie Scott at (626) 744-7257.
If you would like a list of children’s adaptive activities, or would like to be placed on the mailing list for the Adaptive Recreation newsletter, call Jackie Scott at (626) 744-7257.
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